We cook just about everything in our cast iron skillets or pots, including bread. These quick skillet dinner buns are my go to for when we need bread in a hurry. Using a quick rise yeast makes it possible to have them in the oven in 45 minutes with only a single rise. The cast iron skillet gets slathered with butter which creates a beautiful crisp crust with a light fluffy interior.
We serve them with soup or chilli most often but they are great with butter and jam as well. You can also add some grated cheese and herbs to this recipe for a more savoury treat.
After baking these buns, be sure to remove them from the cast iron pan to cool. Sometimes a “metallic” iron flavour can get absorbed into certain foods and breads are definitely one of them.